Simon Kissling was born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, in 1986. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, in 2008 and 2012. He worked as Senior Electronics Engineer in DEPsys SA, Puidoux, Switzerland, in the field of high power welding supplies, motor control and power distribution grid monitoring. Since 2018, he is a Researcher with the Institute of Electrical Energy, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, working in the power electronics field. His research interests include power electronics converters for high-voltage applications, multilevel converters, and high efficiency motor control.